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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Maine

Spectrum is the largest internet provider in Maine, offering mostly cable internet and some fiber-to-the-home service from Sanford to Madawaska. Consolidated Communications is your go-to DSL internet supplier, although it has some fiber internet in places like Bangor and Portland. GoNetspeed also has DSL and fiber internet, but it's far less available than Consolidated. If you can't get wired internet, your fixed wireless options include T-Mobile, UScellular, Redzone Wireless, Wireless Partners, and a few others

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Maine.

That ranks Maine 42nd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in Maine

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 42nd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$83.89 average price per payment for internet, per household

80.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
1,359,677 people

2.32 average people per household

$57,920 average income per household

49 average age per household

54% of population employed

90

4% higher than national average

Ranked 14th nationally

61

19% lower than national average

Ranked 49th nationally

98%

13% higher than national average

Ranked 27th nationally

83%

6% higher than national average

Ranked 16th nationally

Average download speed
105.2 Mbps

21.63% lower than national average
Ranks 40th nationally

Average upload speed
80.5 Mbps

20.2% higher than national average
Ranks 2nd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Maine

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Consolidated Communications 163.02 Mbps 181.6 Mbps 79.99% View Plans for Consolidated Communications
XFINITY 119.24 Mbps 31.75 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Spectrum 78.6 Mbps 22.14 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Breezeline 70.48 Mbps 24.59 Mbps 60.41% View Plans for Breezeline
TDS Telecom 57.99 Mbps 158.62 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
98% of people in Maine have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 26th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 260.29 Mbps 87.67% 57.61% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 984.44 Mbps 95.51% 92.34% See all providers for Cable
DSL 166.56 Mbps 98.15% 86.47% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 540.01 Mbps 60.72% 76.09% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 32.82 Mbps 79.94% 63.12% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 135.9 Mbps 94.57% 98.51% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Maine

Cities in Maine with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Portland 152.9 Mbps 97.43 Mbps 64% Consolidated Communications
Kittery 150.78 Mbps 23.6 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications
Bangor 147.85 Mbps 77.54 Mbps 41% Consolidated Communications
Waterville 147.54 Mbps 29.02 Mbps 97% Consolidated Communications
Kennebunk 137.95 Mbps 22.86 Mbps 100% Communications 1 Network, Inc.
Lewiston 136.41 Mbps 15.57 Mbps 72% Consolidated Communications
Brunswick 135.6 Mbps 36.19 Mbps 100% Communications 1 Network, Inc.
Saco 131.32 Mbps 44.99 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications

Portland is the best city in Maine for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Kittery and Bangor also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Maine

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Portland 68,280 100% 100% 100%
Bangor 31,705 100% 100% 100%
Old Town 7,458 100% 100% 100%
Augusta 18,938 100% 100% 100%
Union 2,691 100% 100% 100%
Union 2,691 100% 100% 100%
Auburn 24,038 100% 100% 100%
Hampden 7,759 100% 100% 100%

Portland is the most internet-connected city in Maine. Portland makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Portland's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Bangor and Old Town also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Maine

Portland

Population: 68,280

Median income: $75,145

152.9 Mbps
avg. download speed

97.43 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

99.89% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications

Lewiston

Population: 37,577

Median income: $48,069

136.41 Mbps
avg. download speed

15.57 Mbps
avg. upload speed

98.79% have access to high speed internet

98.79% have access to fiber internet

98.79% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications

Bangor

Population: 31,705

Median income: $74,970

147.85 Mbps
avg. download speed

77.54 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Maine FAQs

What are the best internet providers in Maine?

Based on feedback in our latest customer satisfaction survey, T-Mobile is the best internet provider, although the results don't include Consolidated Communications and GoNetspeed. T-Mobile outranks Spectrum in every category in our survey, topping the charts in overall satisfaction, speed, price, reliability, and customer support. Sure, T-Mobile's speed doesn't exceed 300Mbps, but it can't be beat for a small family.

Where can I get fiber internet in Maine?

Consolidated Communications has the most fiber in Maine, with service in Augusta, Bangor, Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Farmington, Rangeley, Rockland, and several other areas.

Spectrum has some fiber in Oxford, Newburgh, Robbinston, and towards the north around the Long Lake area.

GoNetspeed's fiber coverage stretches from Lincoln to Orono and can also be found in Millbridge and Newport.

What are the fastest internet providers in Maine?

The fastest internet provider in Maine is Consolidated Communications, which has fiber internet speeds up to 2,000Mbps (via Fidium Fiber). GoNetspeed and Spectrum stop at 1,000Mbps, while T-Mobile's fixed wireless doesn't exceed 245Mbps. However, you may find more localized internet providers in your area with faster speeds.

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